BB teams soundly defeat Wolf Point

Lady Devils on a 3-game winning streak
Ranger-review Staff
Sunday, January 12, 2020
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Lady Red Devil Karsen Murphy puts up a shot against the Custer County District High School Cowgirls on Friday night. Murphy led scoring for the team with 11 points in the 52-31 conference win.

The Dawson County High School Red Devil boys basketball team traveled to Wolf Point Tuesday where they defeated the Wolves 63-45.

“I thought the kids really responded well to playing on the road. We had some really good contributions across the board from a lot of different players,” Coach Wade Murphy said. “Wolf Point is a tough, scrappy team. I thought we did a good job of staying aggressive.”

Taven Coon and Riley Basta led the Red Devil scoring with 20 points each.

DCHS scoring: Basta 20, Coon 20, Max Eaton 14, Landon Palmer 5, Parker Buckley 3, Michael Murphy 1

The Lady Devils hosted Wolf Point on Tuesday, and garnered their third consecutive win, defeating the Lady Wolves 78-40.

Savannah Toms had a huge night for the Lady Devils, scoring 33 points. Also in double digits for the team was Karsen Murphy, who had 20.

DCHS scoring: Toms 33, Murphy 20, Loni Kortum 8, Madison Wahl 6, Kas Walker 6, Jillian Litwiller 5

-----The Lady Red Devils earned two home wins over the weekend with wins over the Custer County District High School Cowgirls and the Glasgow Lady Scotties.

“The Christmas break served to be a very good thing for us,” Coach Kayla Rivas said. “Dropping games to Havre and Colstrip before the break forced us to take a good look at what we were doing and it was very obvious that we needed to play a lot harder if we wanted to compete in our conference.”

She said the break allowed her to work with her team on defensive pressure and implement full court press options.

“We also spent a lot of time working on our stamina, as I don’t believe we were in as good of shape as we needed to be,” she added.

The work paid off.

“The last three games we have played harder for longer periods of time, which has really worked to our advantage. Our defensive pressure continues to improve and we have girls that are starting to shoot the ball really well,” Rivas added.

On Friday, the Lady Devils earned a conference win over CCDHS, defeating the Cowgirls 52-31.

DCHS 22 16 6 8 -52 MC 15 10 2 4 -31

DCHS scoring: Karsen Murphy 14, Savannah Toms 11, Kas Walker 9, Kayla Brown 8, Loni Kortum 4, Madison Wahl 4, Jillian Litwiller 2

The Lady Devils kept fans on their toes with a big overtime win over Glasgow Saturday night, 52-49.

Savannah Toms had 15 points to lead the Lady Devils. Two of her teammates were also in double digits: Kassidi Walker with 11 and Karsen Murphy with 10. Walker had 15 rebounds for the Lady Devils.

DCHS scoring: Toms 15, Walker 11, Murphy 10, Loni Kortum 8, Jillian Litwiller 6, Kayla Brown 2